Peacefully, at home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the age of 85. Irene, loving wife of the late Vic. Beloved Mom of the late Brent, Vickie and her partner Lon Sinclair, Lori and her husband Bob Sweiger, Dayle and his wife Suzanne, and Julie and her husband Jim Binns. Dear mother-in-law of Lorraine Salisbury and her partner John Firth. Proud Grandma of Grant (Kristen), Shauna, Chad (Victoria), Lisa (Greg), Tyler (Lindsay), Dylan, and Korey. Great Grandma of Kennedy, Devon, and Grayson. Dear companion of Gord Becker.
Irene’s world revolved around her family and her many pets. Countless gatherings for special occasions and daily walks began and ended at her home. The cottage on Manitoulin Island was a favorite place to spend time and make cherished memories. Her love of sewing led to the opening of “The Sunshine Shoppe” in the early 80’s until her retirement in 2005.
Special appreciation to the CCAC and VON for their guidance that made it possible for Mom to remain at home. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cipolletti for her kindness, compassion and unwavering support shown to our family over the years.
A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter or the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.